Yukon courts

Alkan Air hangar in Whitehorse. Alkan Air has filed its response to a lawsuit over a 2019 plane crash that killed a Vancouver geologist on board, denying that there was any negligence on its part or the pilot’s. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Alkan Air responds to lawsuit over 2019 crash denying negligence, liability

Airline filed statement of defence Oct. 7 to lawsuit by spouse of geologist killed in crash

 

Yukon outfitter taking environment minister to court over reduction of caribou quota

Yukon Big Game Outfitters filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court Oct. 2

 

Whitehorse man charged after children allegedly assaulted

A Whitehorse man is facing charges after five children over which he…

 

Search underway for lawyers to take on Pelly Crossing murder case

The Yukon Legal Services Society (YLSS) is canvassing for lawyers to represent…

Yukon University students fined $700 each for failing to self-isolate

Students had entered communal residence and Whitehorse campus, leading it to be closed for two days

Robinson subdivision residents file lawsuit against neighbour over loud music, floodlights

The situation was allegedly triggered by the defendants disapproval of a lot being subdivided

New Yukon Supreme Court chief justice first woman to hold position

Yukon Supreme Court judge Suzanne Duncan has been appointed the court’s new…

Extension to state of emergency justified, Yukon government says in reply to legal challenge

The Yukon government has filed a response to a legal challenge of…

Judge dismisses ‘premature’ application over legal aid funding for Pelly Crossing murder case

Deputy Justice Elizabeth Hughes says lawyers could request more hours after preliminary inquiry

Men charged after police see suspected crack cocaine during traffic stop

Two men are facing charges after a traffic stop in downtown Whitehorse…

Watson Lake man arrested on cocaine charge

Calvin Pembleton, 53, is facing multiple charges

Whitehorse driver gets one-month sentence, $1k fine for fatally hitting pedestrian in 2019

Karen Kennedy was sentenced before territorial court judge Michael Cozens Sept. 22

Arrest made in 2019 Ross River murder

Phillip Atkinson, 63, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mary Ann Ollie

Brother of slain Carmacks man wants review of Yukon justice system

Lennie Charlie’s brother, Wilfred “Dickie” Charlie, was killed by Mario and Tyler Skookum in 2017

Lawsuit against Freedom Trails settled

The suit was dismissed with consent of all parties

Lawyers make arguments over ‘inadequate’ legal aid funding for Yukon murder case

The preliminary inquiry alone is scheduled to last for two weeks

Judge allows man to withdraw “uninformed” guilty plea to impaired driving

Peter Chisholm, chief judge for the Yukon territorial court, found Brandon Janz didn’t know the law

Second man in 2017 Carmacks killing to serve additional five months in jail

Mario Rueben Skookum was sentenced to 3.5 years for his role in killing Wilfred “Dickie” Charlie

Court challenge filed over extension of Yukon’s state of emergency under COVID-19

The petition alleges that the Yukon government made the decision in an opaque, undemocratic way

Nine-year sentence handed down in manslaughter case

Tyler Skookum sentenced for manslaughter